Friday Nights at The Mint

The Mint throws open its doors on Friday evenings for this special after-hours series in March. Join us after work at Bullion Store for delicious drinks, snacks and a dose of history.

The much-loved Bullion Store transforms into a bespoke bar featuring a delicious drinks and snacks menu. Indulge in a special bar menu of Wagyu beef or vegan burgers, popcorn chicken, truffle fries and more. Our beverage partner Brix Distillery joins the Bullion Store bar offering custom rum cocktails and spirits, honouring the unique narrative embedded in this iconic building. After a well-earned drink, join one of our drop-in tours running throughout the evening to hear from our expert staff about the fascinating and complex history of this Sydney heritage landmark.

Built for a cost of 45,000 gallons of rum, The Mint is rich in history. Originally part of Governor Macquarie’s ‘Rum’ hospital for convicts it later became the first branch of the Royal Mint outside London.

Drop-in tours: will begin at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm and run for around 20 minutes. Staff will be onsite to direct you to the tour meeting point when you arrive.

Food and beverage: will be available to purchase from Bullion store throughout the evening. View the menu.

Members get more: Get double the discount at the Bullion Store. Enjoy 20% (normally 10%) off dining and retail and access reserved seating just for members.

All ages welcome!

This initiative is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Culture Up Late Program.

10 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Phone +61 2 8239 2288

The Mint

10 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Phone +61 2 8239 2288
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  • Wheelchair accessible
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The Mint
Museum stories

The changing face of the Mint

As photographers documented the evolving face of the Mint, they recorded changes to the site and streetscape

Drawing room, Deputy Mint Master’s quarters, the Mint

Unexpected views

Over the decades, photographers have captured unexpected glimpses of the Mint’s history

Large 2 storey building with deep verandahs, steps leading to lower verandah and bushes and driveway in the foreground.
Museum stories

A rum deal

When Lachlan Macquarie began his term as governor of NSW in 1810, Sydney was in desperate need of a new hospital